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    Quote Originally Posted by Poking View Post
    I think Oculus is the future of video games. Playstation has their own patent coming out eventually. The ps4 have a lot to offer. We're just not there yet. 2016 will be it
    I hope your right. VR could be the revolution that gamers need right now. It seems in the last couple years games have been starting to get stale. There haven't been any true revolutionary games that came out that add something new to the table; and where everyone loses their mind to have to have it. VR could spur some new creative games that developers and publishers are willing to take a risk on. VR is going to go two ways. It's going to be accepted and people are going to like it. Or it's going to be like PS Move and Kinect and no one will give a crap about it. Honestly I haven't made up my mind on VR just yet. What they do have to do is make sure the headsets are affordable and then have some great games come with it to make you want to buy it.
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    Gamers, studios and game Journalist 'redefined' the meaning of good quality games. It's all about 1080p and anything less on a particular platform starts a clan war. So the studios now rehash the same games in 1080p for us....
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    Quote Originally Posted by nghia2518 View Post
    Does anybody feel that great games are so rare to come by these days? I have followed video games for a decade now, and I am quite disappointed with things as they are. The PS4 has been great at handling multiplatform games and remasters, but it has yet to get a must-have exclusive, don't you think? We are now two years into the new cycle, and all we have got is a plethora of remasters and very few new quality IPs. Games are delayed again and again, and when they are eventually released, they never live up to the hype. My faith in this generation is really wavering!
    We have a choice here, stop buying FPS games and buy more indie games. If we encourage small studios, they'll eventually make larger projects. The issue as I see it, is that gamers are willing to spend all their money on big releases by big companies (Zenimax and EA). Such companies have made a formula for games: they use data to predict which games will sell, and they create their games based on the success (sales data) of previous games. Fortunately there are many indie games out there on PSN and XBL.

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    I get it your point.
    But I didnt buy the PS4 for crappy 8 and 18-bit titles of yesteryear.No matter how good they are.
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    I actually fan of the indie games more so than the big same old fps thy has no imagination or evolution since they came out.

    I am enjoying the more emotional story driven games (guess I am a chick), likes of Life is strange, telltale games...I understand they are maybe more interactive movies then actual gaming, but it suits me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    I get it your point.
    But I didnt buy the PS4 for crappy 8 and 18-bit titles of yesteryear.No matter how good they are.
    I use the term "indy" loosely. There are good modern games that are either free, or made by a small studio of 40-100 staff. Battle For Wesnoth is a very good turn-based strategy game for Windows, Mac and Linux (cartoony graphics but unique and modern-feeling gameplay). Also, a guy at work told me about Tropico 5 which is now released. Tropico lacks in graphics but I couldn't care less about that, after having broken Oblivion on Xbox 360, and hearing of the total flop of Skyrim on PS3. Wesnoth is an excellent distraction for me, I refuse to buy any new games until I see what the early users say.

    I'd rather play a bit of the Wesnoth campaign every now and then, and consider buying Tropico 5 before I chuck money at another big production. Besides Tropico and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, I don't think I'll buy another game until 2016. I intend to keep as much money in my pocket as I can, then I might move to Auckland and study game development in a couple of years, then I'll make my own games! It isn't only the technical failures which companies won't fix (eg. the a-bomb glitch in Oblivion), the other thing that makes me irate is the lack of creativity. What happened to hybrid-genre games like BattleZone 2?

    If I get pro at coding I'd like to create a game that's a mix of elements taken from pacman, bomberman and minecraft. Unlike bomberman, my future game could include a balance between planting bombs and shooting. Perhaps shooting could be the main part, and placing bombs could be used to get into new areas of the map. Then like minecraft, players could place a block or two as an obstacle for other players, o yeah and you'd be able to build your own world of course kinda like minecraft. Plus I could chuck in access cards or buttons/levers like in Duke Nukem on n64. I'm sure that sounds whack, but when you think of it Minecraft is kinda like a bomberman game, perhaps in reverse, and it's 3d. Having a game based on blocks isn't an original concept but it can be made to look like it.

    Anyway that idea above is for 2d. If I were to make a 3d game it'd be an RTS, or an RTS-FPS hybrid (like Battle Zone 2). I'd like to see genre experimentation and varied gameplay mechanics in today's games. Okay that was a huge tangent but it's fascinating stuff: old school games, fresh ideas, and the fact that not all new games totally suck. I love Wolfenstein's implementation of perks, the laser craftwork gun, and secrets. I don't think there's another FPS that's worth buying on console, except maybe Destiny which I don't have time for.

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    Some Indie games are great but lets be honest, they dont have budget! The think is these games could run on my pentium 2... We want block busters like GTA5 to run on our 500$ console. But like mention b4 these games cost a sh$t load of money to produce. Same thing in the movie industry. Theres no studios who want to invest millions of dollars in a movie "with potential" unless theres Will Smith in it. You gotta have some sort of guarantee. Thats why all the blockbusters got the same recipe, because it works. In the 8bit era we didnt have this problem All we needed was a bunch of geeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poking View Post
    Some Indie games are great but lets be honest, they dont have budget! The think is these games could run on my pentium 2... We want block busters like GTA5 to run on our 500$ console. But like mention b4 these games cost a sh$t load of money to produce. Same thing in the movie industry. Theres no studios who want to invest millions of dollars in a movie "with potential" unless theres Will Smith in it. You gotta have some sort of guarantee. Thats why all the blockbusters got the same recipe, because it works. In the 8bit era we didnt have this problem All we needed was a bunch of geeks
    Also, in the 8 bit and Atari 2600 days, games were much simpler to produce. You could pump out a game in a matter of weeks, if you wanted, with minimal people working on it. If it didn't do well, then oh well. Move on to the next title. But then again, that mentality is what brought about the Video Game Crash. As games got more complex, they take more time to produce and need bigger staffs to produce. So naturally, the cost and budget to make a game has gotten bigger. It's harder to take those chances today because if you spend 2 years producing a game and spending millions to get it made, then it flops, you go the way of THQ.
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    Forget indy. There are games that are in-between "indy" and "big production". Have you guys heard of Petroglyph? Several years ago (2008-2009) I read their job descriptions and they said "3 years game dev experience, minimum" so they're serious, but I'm sure many are unfamiliar with Petroglyph. They mainly make strategy games for PC, from what I know. I'd buy their games but I don't want Windows on my PC

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    I agree the games have same old functionality.

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    I am new to the PS4 I now have just over 20 games and I am loving, really loving Injustice.

 

 
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